July 31, 2012

Olympic Sailing - Day 3 - Video Observations

By Doug

Women's Radial: Annalise Murphy (IRL) is having an outstanding event with 4 bullets. Here are some pictures of her downwind speed from race 4:

Men's Finn: Ben Ainsley (GBR) has his hands full because he has been beaten by Jonas Hogh-Christensen (DEN) in all 6 races. Here's the close finish in race 6:

Men's Lasers: Race 4 was fun to watch. It was a left-favored course so the fleet bunched up at the pin. Note the 30 seconds left on the committee boat timer and the perfect position of the camera:  

The fleet pulled the trigger with 1 second left. Was GBR over? Hmm...

Favored Tom Slingsby (AUS) started 1/3 of the way down and was immediately in trouble:

Pavlos Kontides (CYP) had a great first leg and punched out while AUS slipped to 24:

AUS in deep trouble:

AUS on the second beat protecting the left:

AUS still moving up:

AUS on the next run in traffic:

Downwind by the lee, leach almost folding:

CYP powering ahead with a huge lead:

AUS still moving up:

Judges watching closely:

AUS still moving up:

CYP jibed and finishing, AUS still moving up:

Tom Slingsby finishing an unbelievable 6th, up from 24th. Still in the overall lead:


  1. Doug, do you have a link to the standard laser race from which you have the pics?

    1. bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video

      We don't have cable so we can't get the sailing on NBC so we are watching the sailing live on the BBC site. We followed the advice on Sailing Anarchy and downloaded the application that assigns us a UK IP address so we aren't blocked from UK coverage. Google "expat shield" to download the application.

    2. Also try this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/p00w2xt4


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